Forty Dean Street

4.4
1915 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike.
Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

We are fully Covid-19 certified by Food Alert.

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Sun 2:15PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2:15PM - 5:00PM

What 1915 People Are Saying
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JesseS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Didn't expect too much but turned out to be quite good. Delicious pasta. Amazing staff. Drinks were just ok, but plenty of drinks options in the area anyway. Perfect if you are bringing a small dog.

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VictoriaD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service was fine but food very disappointing and tasteless

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KatieS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Lovely. Will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outstanding friendly welcome from our waiter! We were well looked after!
Sadly there were lots of unavailable items on the menu.
Desserts were disappointing…. Cheesecake with pistachio ice cream- no pistachio ice cream, but not told this before ordering. Chocolate fondant was cold and had to be sent back.

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Sinead
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, delicious food. Really enjoyed our meal here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankly, one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to. 10/10

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SueA
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Italian food, cosy setting and friendly and attentive waiting staff. Service was if anything a bit too quick but otherwise a good choice for a Saturday post-theatre.

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AnnabelG
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant, the food is delicious and drinks wonderful, all at very reasonable prices for Central London. Waiting staff also very nice.

TO
vipTaraO
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really great time here. Food great, champagne great but mostly great great staff.

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ricky
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can honestly say it’s the best Italian restaurant I’ve eaten in . The staff were friendly and happy , the menu was varied without being baffling and the ambience was lively without being noisy . Would thoroughly recommend

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simonn
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service............

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Jenny
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere and fabulous staff

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RichieK
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant vibe, stunning food and really friendly staff..Highly recommend this place..

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NicolaS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Loved everything about it! Can’t wait to return.

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AngelaF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch made to feel so welcome and thank you to the lovely staff for letting us stay soo long!! We will be back again for sure😍

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely restaurant. Hope to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very rushed - told us we had an hour and a half for the meal service was slow we ordered and our food took ages the dessert arrived which was ordered in the time frame and they came out with the Bill saying we needed to go just as the dessert arrived.

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vipjame
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent restaurant but food could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This wasn’t a great place to eat the food was very bland and wouldn’t go back

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Servers were lovely, attentive and funny! Thank you both so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was a good evening dinner experience in soho.

TK
TracyK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff absolutely fantastic

Great food and ambience

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vipSarahS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with elderly mother having not seen her for long time. Ambience was great, staff very friendly, food sublime.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, I also liked the staff, very attentive, chilled and lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We booked an early meal to get done in good time for theatre trips etc.. it was quite quiet generally and we were well looked after with good hearty food that was enjoyed across the family. I nice touch with the birthday cake for one of the kids too.

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Mills
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was not good at all. Very disappointed as chose this for my anniversary dinner

MM
MsMarsh
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here was outstanding. I didn't realise dogs were allowed in the premises but that didn't bother us. The waiting staff were very attentive, although I did ask one of the waiters if the cheese was vegetarian and he replied it was (without checking) and another person who I believe was more senior corrected him. I should've complained, however, I didn't want it to ruin my lovely evening. Would definitely recommend the arrabiata. We also got to see Alexandra Burk there, a pleasant surprise. I'll definitely go here again soon.

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JoeE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked here as read 5 star reviews but we didn’t have a five star experience. Asked for water 3 times as they just kept forgetting to bring it over. Meals came out at separate times, which meant some were cold. No spoon given for pasta dish. Told kitchen was closed when receiving our mains so we couldn’t order dessert - never have I ever experienced anything like this. Also very expensive for what it is as the food was ok, not memorable and I’ve had better. Wouldn’t recommend, would have eaten somewhere else if we’d have known, especially it being our last night in London.

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Bonnie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal on a Sunday night. We had our dog with us, who was made to feel very welcome. Food and service were fabulous

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AlexandraB
Limerick
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The pizza with truffle oil is amazing- highly recommend! Tables are very close to each other was the only minor drawback but other than that was a fantastic, authentic meal!

SA
vipSirineA
Dubai
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very accommodating and dog friendly. We love coming here with our dogs!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service from the onset. Very, very dog friendly and accommodating. Food was very hearty and quite tasty

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Greeney80
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very attentive & service was great. We sat outside but still felt part of the restaurant.

Food was fabulous!

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NigelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff food and restaurant were all good and I would definitely go back

JB
JimiB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super family restaurant in the liveliest and most inclusive area of central London. Highly recommended

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James
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

going back!!!! little gem. An all round lovely restaurant, food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant night at 40 Dean Street. Gorgeous food and fantastic service. The waiters were very busy but were still attentive and excellent. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice food and wine . Quite busy and good atmosphere

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a superb experience the staff were amazing the food was exceptional
It was a memorable event that we will definitely be repeating and recommending to our friends and family’s
Our anniversary celebration was made extra special by the staff ❤️

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ShaneK
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing, food was outstanding and whole evening was perfect,

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.4 stars by 1915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.